Doctor Kildare Goes Home (1940) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Samuel S. Hunds, Laraine Day, Gene Lockhart, Nat Pendleton, Arthur O'Connell, Leona Maricle.

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Soon after his appointment as assistant to Dr Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore) at Blair General Hospital, Dr James Kildare (Lew Ayres), is called back to his small hometown to aid his father, Dr Stephen Kildare (Samuel S. Hinds), who is close to collapse from overwork. The townsfolk resent the young doctor's new approach to medical procedures. Sensing trouble, his mentor, Dr Gillespie, offers in-person support.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Father because he/she is    -   physically ill Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   doctor/nurse/something medical

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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